Widely known and admired for their lush tropical vegetation and exotic fauna rain-forests are also crucial to our survival. They are most often dubbed the lungs of our planet and for good reason. Our lives depend on these fragile ecosystems for the absorption of carbon dioxide and oxygen production. The alarming rate of deforestation is a threat to this delicate balance, resulting in unseasonable weather patterns, warming oceans, increased pollution, and lower crop yields. It’s a race against time that we that we’ve resolved to win through community outreach and education, aggressive reforestation efforts and organic agricultural practices.